Sophie Raworth named interim host of BBC’s Andrew Marr Show

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Sophie Raworth has been announced as the interim presenter of BBC One’s flagship Sunday morning programme, currently known to viewers as The Andrew Marr Show.

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The BBC said Raworth, 53, would present a tentatively titled Sunday Morning program from 9 January.

The news comes after Mar’s recent announcement that he was leaving the BBC after more than two decades.

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The BBC said in a statement that Raworth will present the popular show for a “short period” while the hiring process for a permanent presenter is in place.

Once a permanent appointment is made, the program will resume with a new presenter, title and a new look, the BBC said.

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Ravarth has covered for Marr in the past and is one of the main presenters for BBC News at Six and Ten, on which he has worked since 2003.

She joined the BBC Regional Trainee Scheme in 1992 and went on to report for Greater Manchester Radio, and later moved to Brussels as a BBC region correspondent.

In 1995, she moved to Leeds for BBC Look North, where she presented news for the first time. She joined BBC Breakfast News as a co-presenter in 1997.

Rawworth has presented to the broadcaster from the Oscars in Los Angeles to the impeachment trial of Bill Clinton and during a special event for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.

She has hosted BBC Breakfast with Jeremy Bowen from its launch in 2000 and has also presented election night coverage, Watchdog, Crimewatch and The Chelsea Flower Show.

Maar’s last show will air on December 19.

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